10-Year-Old Shoots Dad In Back After Attempting To Break Up Fight Between Parents
A man is in critical condition after he was reportedly shot in the back by his 10-year-old son. Detroit police say the boy was questioned after shooting his father in an attempt to break up a fight between his mother and father, early Monday morning.
According to what the child told police, when he was unable to stop his parents from arguing, he went to the back room and got a gun, according to CBS Detroit.
“Prior to their arrival there was an altercation between an adult male and adult female inside the residence. During that altercation, the young man became concerned, apparently, for his mother’s safety. He stated that he picked up a gun and it accidentally went off at that time,” Detroit Police Captain Nick Kyriacou said.
The father was transported to a local hospital.
The boy was released into the custody of a family member.
A woman who claims to be the child’s aunt said, “It shouldn’t happen…and it wasn’t like that he was in there beating her. They had an argument and they got to fighting — and I don’t know where that gun came from.”
“I don’t know where that gun came from and it shouldn’t have been in the house,” she added,
The gun was recovered and police are continuing to investigate the incident.
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